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  Born: September 18, 1928
  Place of Birth: Gadsden, AL
  Death: May 29, 2010
  Place of Death: Sheboygan, WI
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David Emanuel Prater
September 18, 1928 - May 29, 2010
David Emanuel Prater, 81, of 2615 N. 9th Street, died at home on Saturday evening, May 29, 2010 surrounded by his loving family.

David was born in Gadsden, Alabama on September 18, 1928 to Clifford and Katherine (Adkin) Prater.

He graduated from Carver High School in Gadsden, AL, Class of 1947. After attending Clark College, David served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He then attended the Tuskegee Institute, where he received his X-ray technician certification.

On March 17, 1956, David married Myra Woodson with whom he had two children.

David worked as an X-ray technician in Minnesota and Wisconsin at Milwaukee County General Hospital presently Froedtert Hospital for 29 years before retiring in 1990.

After retiring in 1990, he moved to Denver, Colorado and was united in marriage to Susan Laib of Sheboygan, on August 30, 1991. In 2005, David and Susan moved to Sheboygan.

He was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church where he was an active member of S.L.A.M.M. and the church choir. David was an active member of local VFW Post # 9156, and was an avid volunteer at Jefferson Elementary School, where he most recently received the Volunteer of the Year award for the Sheboygan Area School District.

In addition to his wife Susan, David is survived by two sons, David Prater Jr. of LaBelle, FL, and Jay Rohrs of Brooklyn, NY; six grandchildren, Khalfani and Naeem Prater, of LaBelle, FL, Aaron, Zack, and Kailee Frick of Oak Creek, and Tristan Moore of Milwaukee; a sister-in-law, Ruby Prater of Gadsden, AL; three nieces and nephews, Ruby Jean and Clifford Prater, and Lester (Theresa) Crowder Jr., a mother-in-law, Marjorie Laib of Sheboygan; a brother-in-law, William (Sharon) Laib of Ocala, FL; a sister-in-law, Barbara (Robert Sr.) Fenske. He was also loved by other relatives and friends, especially those friends at the Gathering Place.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by a daughter, Monique Frick; a sister, Mary Katherine Prater Crowder; a brother, Eugene Ned Prater; and a father-in-law, George Laib.

A Celebration of his life will be held at a later date and announced at a future time.

In Lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial contributions to the Gathering Place of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sheboygan Falls, WI.

ďGoing home, going home, Iím jusí going home, Itís not far, yes close by,
through an open door, Iím jusí going home.Ē Ė Dvorak/Fisher

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